EMESRT ICMM ICSV VI Leading Sites Workshops

EMESRT and the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV), Vehicle Interaction Leading Sites Cohort 2 three-day workshop is underway in Brisbane, Australia today.

The three-day workshop (23 – 25 October) follows on from Cohort 1 workshop held in May this year. 

The leading sites program is driven by industry collaboration between EMESRT and the ICMM, ICSV, and Vehicle Interaction initiative.

The compelling case for the ICSV VI leading sites program strategy:

  • Mining industry fatality experience – no organisation has got this right yet
    • In 2018, the ICMM reported that 35% of industry fatalities from member companies occurred from operating mobile equipment or during transport
    • Of these about half are pedestrians
  • Regulator expectations – globally and particularly in South Africa
  • Understanding and implementing collision avoidance system technology projects is complex
  • Identified industry-level opportunities
    • Share experience and knowhow to develop a common and structured understanding of the issues and opportunities
    • Confirm react and other technology innovation opportunities that can be operationally integrated to improve or replace what we do now
    • Use common problem definitions and functional performance scenarios to assist OEM and third-party Proximity Detection System (PDS) designers to develop industry-level solutions
    • Identify and share design and operate innovation opportunities that can improve what we do now

Thirty-two workshop participants, with an accumulated 737 years of mining experience are currently at the workshop, listening, discussing, and sharing vehicle interaction control improvement challenges and opportunities.

Participants representing African Rainbow Minerals, Alcoa, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP, MMG, Freeport, Glencore, Gold Fields, Rio Tinto, and Vale.

The workshop is being supported by the vehicle interaction steering committee co-chairs, EMESRT, and consultant personnel.